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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – George Avetian, D.O., a family medicine physician, has joined the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center team in Luzerne County. 

Dr. Avetian earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after completing undergraduate studies in biology at Villanova University. He completed his residency at the former Metropolitan Hospital (now Springfield Hospital) in Springfield, Pa. 

A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Avetian joins the 65 Forward team following his time practicing family medicine in suburban Philadelphia. Dr. Avetian was part of the Department of Family Medicine at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and maintained a private primary care practice in Upper Darby since 1983. He has also served since 2011 as a senior medical advisor to Delaware County. 

“I’m excited to join a unique program like 65 Forward that is helping to make health easier for people,” said Dr. Avetian. “Having longer appointments makes it easier to develop strong patient relationships, and those make it easier for me to make sure patients are getting the care and resources they need to stay healthy.”

Dr. Avetian is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Avetian is currently seeing patients at the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center in Kingston but will move to the new Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre when it opens in October. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Avetian or tour a Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center, call 866-807-2849. To learn more about Geisinger 65 Forward, visit

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Dr. George Avetian
Dr. George Avetian

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